Overviews basic biologic mechanisms of immune system. Emphasizes drug allergies, autoimmune conditions, transplantation, immunodeficiency, monoclonal antibodies, other immunology-derived agents in diagnosis/treatment of diseases. Encompasses structure and function of genes and chromosomes, genetic variation, the chromosomal basis of human diseases, disorders of metabolism, immunogenetics, cancer genetics, genetic diagnosis and treatment.
This course describes what happens to the body’s chemistry when affected by diseases. The course includes specimen collection and processing, water and electrolytes balance, hydrogen ion homoeostasis and blood gases, the kidneys, the liver, disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, plasma proteins, clinical enzymology.